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The Nativity fast is right around the corner, and so many artists (especially Kalliandra8!) have been piquing my interest with advent sketching projects. For much of the Orthodox world, the Nativity fast (known to the western world as "Advent") begins this upcoming Sunday. For each day, I'd like to do a 20-minute (or more) sketch of the saint or event that's commemorated for the day. I haven't decided yet if I will plug up your feeds with daily sketches though — I may just submit the better-looking ones. :) For those of you unfamiliar with what many people call "Little Lent", the Nativity fast is a time devoted to prayer and fasting to inspire a quiet awe in your soul to prepare to celebrate Christmas. A sketching project like this will be a neat way to commit myself to the fast a little more tightly.

Here's the list:

(1) Nov 15: Sts. Guria, Shamuna, & Habib of Edessa
(2) Nov 16: Apostle & Evangelist Matthew
(3) Nov 17: St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea
(4) Nov 18: St. Plato of Ancyra
(5) Nov 19: Obadiah the Prophet
(6) Nov 20: St. Gregory of Decapolis
(7) Nov 21: The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
(8) Nov 22: Sts. Archippus and Philemon, Apostles of the 70
(9) Nov 23: St. Amphilochius of Iconium
(10) Nov 24: St. Clement of Rome
(11) Nov 25: St. Catherine the Great Martyr
(12) Nov 26: St. Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis, St. Innocent of Irkutsk
(13) Nov 27: St. James the Persian
(14) Nov 28: St. Stephen the New
(15) Nov 29: Sts. Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 companion martyrs in Bithynia
(16) Nov 30: St. Andrew the First-Called
(17) Dec 1: Nahum the Prophet
(18) Dec 2: Habakuk the Prophet
(19) Dec 3: Zephaniah the Prophet
(20) Dec 4: St. Barbara the Great Martyr, St. John of Damascus
(21) Dec 5: St. Sabbas the Sanctified
(22) Dec 6: St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra <---- Santa Claus
(23) Dec 7: St. Ambrose of Milan
(23) Dec 8: St. Patapiu of Thebes
(24) Dec 9: The Conception of the Theotokos
(25) Dec 10: Sts. Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus
(26) Dec 11: St. Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople
(27) Dec 12: St. Spyrodon the Wonderworker of Trymithous, St. Peter the Aleut
(28) Dec 13: Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, St. Herman of Alaska
(29) Dec 14: Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus of Asia Minor; Philemon, Apollonius, and Arian of Alexandria
(30) Dec 15: St. Eleutherius of Illyricum
(31) Dec 16: Haggai the Prophet
(31) Dec 17: Daniel the Prophet and the Three Holy Youths Ananias, Azarias, and Misail
(32) Dec 18: St. Sebastian and his companions
(33) Dec 19: St. Boniface of Tarsus
(32) Dec 20: St. Ignatius of Antioch
(33) Dec 21: St. Juliana of Nicomedia and her 630 companion martyrs
(34) Dec 22: St. Anastasia the Great Martyr
(35) Dec 23: Ten Martyrs of Crete
(36) Dec 24: St. Eugenia of Rome
(37) Dec 25: The Nativity of Christ; Adoration of the Magi, Commemoration of the Shepherds in Bethlehem

If I'm able to keep up with this list, it would be really cool to continue this project into all the days of Christmas. Let's see how this goes! 


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Xareel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Thanks for the llama. Sorry, for the (way too) late response. Been long since I last checked this site out. XP
Kalidassa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's okay, me too! Funny you should comment on my wall today, the first day I've checked in to this place for moooonnnnths. xD
Xareel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday! Danceing Dean 

I hope you had a Great day! You Rock! 
xXCloudie-SkiesXx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Have a special day.
Your artwork is always inspiring me, keep up with the good work.
Happy Birthday ^^
Kalliandra8 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy happy birthday! I hope it's an awesome day for you!! PARTY HARD :happy birthday: Fun cake birthday cake Birthday cake  icon 
Kalidassa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you Kalliandra! :D :blush: I'm always so honored when people post on my actual profile page! :excited:
Kalliandra8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, you're so welcome! I hope you had a great birthday and your 2016 is starting out well :)
Elusiveillustrator Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my art! They made my day :)
Kalidassa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad! Your gallery is an absolute pleasure to romp through. :D I'm looking forward to more work from you.
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